as in his law...
3 days ago we were in San Antonio, TX
We are working our way towards California
to be there to celebrate Christmas with
my parents and older son, Adam and his girlfriend, Candee.
We also are going to begin a workcamping job for 4 months.
But I digress..
Monday we left San Antonio, and then stayed in
Fort Stockton, TX at
Plain little park, easy to get to from Route 10
and very nice people staffing it.
Tuesday morning we headed west and stopped
in Deming, NM at
I picked it for the $10 Passport America rate
Unfortunately, it was 2.5 miles down a dirt road :-(
George wasn't too happy with me when he found that out!
They had a cute cat named Tiger
who was the official greeter.
The camphost warned us to check all basement compartments,
and inside the rig before we took off this morning,
as Tiger tends to like to stow away and travel :-)
Oh yeah, Murphy..
On the way into Deming we kept smelling an odd smell
that we couldn't put our finger (or nose..) on.
When we pulled in to the campground, we asked the host
what the smell outside was...
it smelled like a gas plant, or something.
She said "it's YOU" :-)
Well gee, thanks!
Turns out after a bit of sniffing around, that it
was one of the truck's batteries.
Rotten egg smell coming from a battery
is NOT GOOD!
long story short..
we were at a Chevy dealer this morning,
getting a new battery.
They were terrific..
checked the alternator to make sure that it was charging,
checked the second battery to make sure it was in good shape as well.
We were on our way to Tucson by 10:30 this morning.
Driving from Texas to Arizona gives so many nice views..
Texas goes on f-o-r-e-v-e-r!
New Mexico starts to get some interesting formations..
George was happy..
I found a truck wash to get all that dirt off Harvey.
The closer we got to Arizona, the scenery got so much nicer!
We are now staying at
in Tucson, right at the foot of the beautiful Catalina mountains.
Our view out the back window..
George and I are looking forward to
the week we are staying here.
Lots of hiking, biking
and exploring to come!